Originally Posted by Omaha
Weight training is actually more effective for losing weight. Old school thinking says running burns more calories, but that's not the end of the story. Lifting weights may burn fewer calories while you're in the gym, but it will cause you to burn more calories while you recover for up to 3 days.
I see a lot of fat(ish) guys who have lifted for years. I almost never see fat people who are dedicated runners.